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Success! Veronica from Guatemala raised $492 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Veronica
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  • $492 raised, $0 to go
$492
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$0
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Fully funded
Veronica's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Veronica post-operation

July 6, 2017

Veronica received treatment for malnutrition.

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Veronica has been gaining weight and growing taller. She likes to spend time playing with her toy dolls and with her cousins. Moreover, Veronica’s mother says that her daughter is eating better now and that Veronica has not gotten sick like she did before. With continued treatment, we are confident that Veronica will continue along this healthy trajectory.

Veronica’s mother says, “I am grateful for the supplements for it is a great benefit for my daughter.”

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Veronica has been gaining weight and growing taller. She likes to spend time playing with her to...

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March 7, 2017

Veronica is an eight-month-old baby girl from Guatemala. She is her parents’ first child. Her mother takes care of the household, while her father works as a day laborer to support their family.

Veronica was recently diagnosed with malnutrition, a condition that prevents the body from growing healthily due to a lack of nutrition. Beginning on March 13, Veronica will be monitored for growth and will receive nutritional supplements at our medical partner’s care center, Clinic Panajachel.

Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is asking for $492 to cover the cost of her treatment. Funds will also go towards an educational program that will teach Veronica’s mother how to create a nutrient-rich diet for her with limited resources.

“I wish for my daughter to grow well,” says Veronica’s mother.

Veronica is an eight-month-old baby girl from Guatemala. She is her parents' first child. Her mother takes care of the household, while her ...

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Veronica's Timeline

  • March 7, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Veronica was submitted by Hannah Shryer, Complex Care Coordinator/Research Intern at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • March 8, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Veronica's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 17, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Veronica received treatment at Clinic Panajachel in Guatemala. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • July 6, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Veronica's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Veronica's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Severe Stunting
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $492 for Veronica's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$94
Medication
$77
Supplies
$55
Travel
$87
Other
$179

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